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For this DIY you’ll need: sneakers (mine are from Target for $15,) acrylic paints (Michael’s has them for 50 cents each,) painters tape, an old sponge, an old toothbrush, and a palette (optional but recommended!)

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As for colors, I got navy, lavender, light blue, light pink, white, and a clear glitter paint. I would’ve gone for a darker purple but they were all out! Keep in mind you can mix colors too!

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First go ahead and remove your shoelaces and tape up the rubber part of the sneakers. This step is important! I rushed through it because I was excited to get painting but regretted it when I had to wipe it all off in the end!

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Let me tell you guys, there is no real science to it. I started with a navy base and just blending the whole shoe alternating between lighter and darker colors

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Try mixing colors! Including the glitter paint in this one gave me a really pretty effect

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Keep covering the whole shoe! Don’t forget the tongue

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In some spots, make lighter patches with the pink and white and glitter for “star clusters.” Some people like to draw on stars but personally I think it looks tacky!

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For a better star effect, take an old toothbrush and dip it in white paint

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And flick! My nails didn’t appreciate this too much…

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Let dry and then remove the tape

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And I used a wet paper towel to clean up the messy edges where the paint didn’t hold up

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Add your laces back in and TA DA! Galaxy shoes! Don’t let any hipsters on Etsy con you into spending $80 on these suckers now! Enjoy my Hooligans!

Emily

Hooligan Survival Admin

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